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Removing duplicate files

by skippydoodle2 / March 4, 2007 10:16 AM PST

I ran my registry cleaner and found over 200MILLION duplicate files!!Is this normal???I didn't delete them, but what should I do??...maybe it was 20 MILION...all the files had the same dates and size...any takers on this one?? THANKS!!!!!!!!!

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skippydoodle2
by tomron / March 4, 2007 12:17 PM PST

Which registry cleaner do you use and does it have an option to back up before you delete?

I use CCLEANER which gives an option before deleting.

I would delete them,but if you want back up first,then delete.

Tom

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My CCleaner only backs up...
by glenn30 / March 5, 2007 2:31 AM PST
In reply to: skippydoodle2

Registry items but not others. That might give the poster a false sense of security. My recommendation is to be very careful in deleting duplicate files... some of these may seem the same but have minute difference.

CAUTION is the word! Wink

Glenn

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by caktus / March 5, 2007 7:53 AM PST

Still, some files can be exact dups. e.g. Many applications may require exclusive use of the same .dll. But if one of those Dups is not available, some application may not be able to run.

Charlie

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